Manufacturing & Prototyping

Prototyping/​Rapid Prototyping

Access a wide range of multimedia resources and technical briefs that will demonstrate rapid prototyping and tooling technologies that are speeding up the development and design of medical devices and products.

Supplements: Test & Measurement
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
Inside Story: Manufacturing & Prototyping
MDB recently spoke with Anthony Bracale, director of sales and marketing at Hobson & Motzer Inc., a manufacturer of precision metal components.
Features: Test & Measurement
Learn how a dedicated team of experts at a rapid development center (RDC) can improve the design process.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A prototype “breathalyzer” accurately diagnoses COVID-19, even in asymptomatic individuals, in less than 5 minutes.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The vibrating device uses bone-conducted sounds to achieve better results.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metal additive manufacturing, high-performance grease, filters, and more.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have developed a lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The noninvasive nanochip applies a harmless electric spark to deliver specific genes in a fraction of a second.
Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In our winter edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensitivity of the decade-old frequency comb breathalyzer now detects four additional biomarkers.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
R&D: Materials
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
Applications: Packaging & Sterilization
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
Products: Electronics & Computers
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The advent of COVID-19 has added a layer of complexity to product development. Agility is more important than ever as it has made it critical to get products to market quickly. While...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical device developers are providing more options through intuitive user interfaces (UIs).
From the Editor: Design
See how medtech companies are trying to get more ventilators on the market.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Micromolded components, liquid silicone rubber, 3D printing materials, and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
Features: Medical
Micromolding can be seen as the latest technological innovation that enables the design, manufacture, and clinical use of groundbreaking medical devices.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Engineers have created tiny needles that mimic parasites that attach to skin and could replace hypodermic needles.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new, inexpensive technology could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation.
Briefs: Materials
The patch mimics electrical signaling of the heart.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This feature presents insights from industry leaders, inventors, entrepreneurs, and those inspiring other women through education.

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Inside Story

Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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